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Leander Paes' Complete Singles and Doubles Results for 1998

Index page for all yearly results and points tally

1997 Results .. 1999 Results

1998 Results:  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec  

Jan 5 - Jan 11 $975K Qatar Mobil Open, Doha, Hard. (Week's Notes) * Paes/Bhupathi win the doubles championship ! (#1 seeds) * (Rd-1) LP/MB d. Alami/Arazi 6-3, 6-7, 6-4 (QF) LP/MB d. Eltingh/Schalken 6-4, 6-2 (SF) LP/MB d. Goellner/Reneberg 7-6(1),6-7(4),7-6(4) (F) LP/MB d. Delaitre/Santoro 6-4, 3-6, 6-4
Jan 12 - Jan 18 $315K Adidas International, Sydney, Hard. (Week's Notes) * Bhupathi at the AO qualifiers; Paes not in singles direct entry at Sydney * (Rd-1) Paes/Norwal d. Eagle/Florent 6-4,1-6,7-6(3); (QF) Kempers/Oosting d. Paes/Norwal 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (2-7), 4-6
Jan 19 - Feb 1 Australian Open, Hard., $ 4.7M (Notes: Week1, Week2) (-80-20+2) [Rd-1,128] M.Tillstrom d. L.Paes 6-3, 6-2, 6-2 * (Rd-1) LP/MB d. Mirnyi and Sargsian 6-2, 6-2 (Rd-2) LP/MB d. Arthurs and Kratzmann 6-2, 6-3 (Rd-3) LP/MB d. Hewitt/Smith 6-0, 7-6 (7-2) (QF) LP/MB d. Gimelstob/MacPhie 7-6 (7-2), 6-3, 6-2 (SF) Bjorkman/Eltingh d. LP/MB 4-6, 7-5, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3 ** Paes still injured. Decides not to enter mixed doubles with Larissa Neiland

Feb 2 - Feb 8 Off-week (week's notes)
Feb 9 - Feb 15 $1015K Dubai Open, Hard. (week's notes) * Paes/Bhupathi win the doubles championship !! (#1 seeds) (Rd-1) LP/MB d. Broad/Norval 7-6(1), 6-4 (QF) LP/MB d. Eagle/Florent 6-3, 5-7, 6-4 (SF) LP/MB d. Galbraith/Steven(#3) 6-4, 6-2 (F) LP/MB d. Johnson/Montana (#2) 6-2, 7-5
Feb 16 - Feb 22 $50K+H Singapore Challenger, Hard. (week's notes) [Rd-1,32] B.Karbacher d. L.Paes 7-5, 3-6, 6-2
Feb 23 - Mar 1 $50K+H Ho Chi Minh City Challenger, Hard. (week's notes) (+9 pts) [Rd-1,32] L.Paes d. P.Tramacchi (188) 6-2, 6-1 [Rd-2,16] A.Sa d. L.Paes 6-4, 6-3 * Bhupathi/Tramacchi win the doubles championship ! Paes happy for his buddy. ** Unseeded Andre Sa won the title upsetting #1 seed J.A.Marin in final.
Mar 2 - Mar 8 $50K+H Bangkok Challenger, Hardcourt (week's notes) (+74 pts) [Rd-1,32] L.Paes d. A.Hernandez (187) 6-3, 6-4 [Rd-2,16] L.Paes d. S.Huet (201) 7-6 (2), 6-4 [QF] L.Paes d. A.Calatrava (110)(#2) 7-6 (1), 6-3 [SF] L.Paes d. G.Solves (174) 7-6(2), 5-7, 7-6(7) [F] L.Paes d. G.Motomura (268) 6-4, 7-5 * Paes' first title since the $25K+H Mauritius challenger in 1996 Nov.
Mar 9 - Mar 15 $25K+H Kyoto Challenger, Hardcourt (week's notes) (+7-16 pts) [Rd-1,32] 2-L.Paes d. Zeljko Trajan (372) 6-4, 4-6, 6-1 [Rd-2,16] H.Kaneko (328) d. 2-L.Paes 1-6, 7-5, 6-3
Mar 16 - Mar 22 $2.7M Super 9 Key Biscayne, Hardcourt (week's notes) (+15-1 pts) [Q-1, 48] 6-L.Paes d. M.Carlssen (166) 6-3, 7-5 [Q-2, 24] R.Jabali (199) d. L.Paes 6-2, 7-6 *LP makes it in as the first lucky loser, to the main draw. [Rd-1,96] L.Paes d. J.Salzenstein (172) 6-4, 6-3 [Rd-2,64] 7-J.Bjorkman (8) d. L.Paes 6-3, 6-4
Mar 23 - Mar 29 $2.7M Super 9 Key Biscayne, Hardcourt (week's notes) [Rd-1,48] 4-Paes/Bhupathi - Bye. [Rd-2,32] B.Black/Grabb d. LP/MB 6-3, 6-3
Mar 30 - Apr 5 Off week (shoulder injury rehab) (week's notes) (-7+1 pts)
Apr 6 - Apr 12 $405K Chennai Goldflake Open, Hardcourt (week's notes) (+74-1 pts) [Rd-1,32] L.Paes d. B.Phau (672) 6-2, 6-2 [Rd-2,16] L.Paes d. J.Golmard (87) 7-6(4), 2-6, 3-1 (retd) [QF] L.Paes d. G.Solves (155) 6-7(3), 6-4, 7-5 [SF] 1-P.Rafter (4) d. L.Paes 6-3, 7-6(5) * Paes/Bhupathi win the doubles championship !! (Rd-1) LP/MB d. Groen/Pavel 6-3, 3-6, 7-5 (QF) LP/MB d. Luxa/Ran 3-6, 6-3, 6-2 (SF) LP/MB d. Cowan/Veglio 2-6, 6-1, 7-6(4) (F) LP/MB d. Mirnyi/Delaitre 6-7(5), 6-3, 6-2
Apr 13 - Apr 18 $50K+H Vadodara Challenger, Grass (week's notes) (+30-1 pts) [Rd-1, 32] 1-L.Paes d. B.Cowan (310) 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 [Rd-2, 16] 1-L.Paes d. J.Thomas (330) 6-2, 7-5 [QF] 1-L.Paes d. M.Navarra (313) 6-4, 6-4 [SF} A.Dupuis (334) d. 1-L.Paes 7-6(5), 6-4
Apr 20 - Apr 26 $2.2M Monte Carlo Super 9, Clay (week's notes) Only doubles. No singles or singles qualifiers (Rd-1) LP/MB Bye (Rd-2) LP/MB d. Albano/Corretja 6-3, 6-4 (QF) LP/MB d. Kempers/Oosting 6-2, 6-4 (SF) Eltingh/Haarhuis d. LP/MB 6-2, 6-7(5), 7-5
Apr 27 - May 10 Two weeks off, in India (Notes for week 1,week 2)
May 11 - May 17 $2.2M Italian Open Super 9, Clay (week's notes) (5 points) [Q-1, 32] L.Paes d. N.Kulti (273) 7-6, 7-6 [Q-2, 16] A.Clement (95) d. L.Paes 6-3, 6-2 * Paes/Bhupathi win the doubles championship !! (Rd-1) LP/MB d. Carbonell/Roig 6-0, 6-4 (Rd-2) LP/MB d. Stolle/Suk 6-7(4), 7-5, 6-1 (QF) LP/MB d. Kratzmann/Kuerten 6-4, 6-4 (SF) LP/MB d. Lobo/Sanchez 7-5, 3-6, 7-6(6) (F) LP/MB d. Ferreira/Leach 6-4, 4-6, 7-6(5)
May 18 - May 24 French Open Qualifiers, Clay (week's notes) [Q-1,128] L.Paes d. Fabio Maggi (#251) 6-3, 6-4 [Q-2, 64] L.Paes d. Ben Ellwood (#212) 4-6, 6-4, 7-5 [Q-3, 32] M.Sell (#145) d. L.Paes 7-6(5), 6-4 * Paes ends up as the next in line for lucky loser entry, but doesn't get an entry
May 25 - Jun 7 French Open, Clay, $ 4.7M (Notes: Week1, Week2) (-26+5) [R1] LP/MB d. D.Randall/Van-Emburgh 7-6(2), 3-6, 6-3 [R2] LP/MB d. N.Godwin/T.Ketola 6-3, 7-6(2) [R3] LP/MB d. F.Bergh/P.Nyborg 6-4, 7-6(7) [QF] LP/MB d. J.Alonso/N.Lapentti 6-3, 6-4 [SF] M.Knowles/D.Nestor d. LP/MB 6-1, 7-6(6) [MD R1] LP/Larissa Neiland - Bye [MD R2] S.Williams/L.Lobo d. LP/LarisaNeiland 7-6(4), 6-3
Jun 8 - Jun 14 Stella Artois, Queens, UK (week's notes) (-12+5) [R1, 56] G.Stafford (#89) d. L.Paes 3-6, 7-5, 6-4 * Paes/Bhupathi lose in the quarterfinals [D R1] Bye .. [D R2] LP/MB d. T.Henman/P.Sampras 6-1, 6-1 [D QF] LP/MB d. D.Flach/G.Van-Embergh 6-4, 6-0 [D SF] J.Bjorkman/P.Rafter d. LP/MB 6-1, 7-6(12)
Jun 15 - Jun 21 Off week (week's notes) (-31+1)
Jun 22 - Jul 5 Wimbledon, Grass, $ 5.0M (Notes: Week1, Week2) [R1,128] W.Black (#81) d. L.Paes 6-4, 7-5, 6-4 * Paes/Bhupathi lose in Round 2 [D R1] LP/MB (#3) d. M.Mirnyi/A.Olhovskiy 6-4, 6-3 [D R2] J.Gimlestob/B.MacPhie d. LP/MB 4-6, 7-6(4), 6-4 * Paes and Larisa Neiland lose in the QF [MD R1] 1-Paes/LN d. T.Kempers/K.Habsudova 6-4, 6-3 [MD R2] LP/LN d. M.Ruah/F.Labat 6-1, 6-4 [MD R3] LP/LN d. N.Godwin/S.Noorlander 6-3, 6-4 [MD QF] J.Gimlestob/V.Williams d. LP/LN 6-3, 6-4
Jul 6 - Jul 12 $275K Newport HOF, Grass (week's notes) (-66+151) [R1,32] L.Paes d. D.Dilucia (#272) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 [R2] L.Paes d. 6-S.Draper (#68) 7-5, 6-4 [QF] L.Paes d. R.Schuttler (#115) 7-6(4), 6-2 [SF] L.Paes d. L.Tieleman (#131) 6-3, 6-4 [F] L.Paes d. N.Godwin (#170) 6-3, 6-2 * Paes and Peter Tramacchi lose in the doubles semifinals [D R1] LP/PT d. T.Ho/ M.Springelmeyer 6-3, 6-4 [D QF] LP/PT d. D.Dilucia/M.Sell 4-6, 6-3, 6-4 [D SF] D.Flach/S.Stolle d. LP/PT 6-4, 6-4
Jul 13 - Jul 26 Two weeks rest (Notes: Week1, Week2)
Jul 27 - Aug 3 $50K Winnetka Challenger (Chicago, Hard) (week's notes) * Paes not recovered from a chest injury [R1,32] C.Groer (#966) d. L.Paes 6-4, 6-2
Aug 3 - Aug 9 $2.2M Toronto Super 9 (Hard) (week's notes) * LP/MB are the #1 seeds with a first-round Bye [D R1] LP/MB - Bye [R2] LP/MB d. B.Coupe/D.Randall 6-4, 6-0 [QF] LP/MB d. W.Black/S.Lareau (#8 seeds) 6-2, 5-7, 6-4 [SF] E.Ferreira/R.Leach (#3 seed) d. LP/MB 6-7(3), 3-6
Aug 10 - Aug 16 $50K Binghmapton Challenger (Hard) (week's notes) [R1,32] L.Paes d. P.Luxa (#162) 6-2, 6-1 [R2, 16] C.Caratti (#149) d. L.Paes 6-3, 6-3
Aug 17 - Aug 23 $745K New Haven ATP (Hard) (week's notes) [Q1] L.Paes d. B.Kokavec (#313) 6-4, 6-1 [Q2] L.Paes d. G.Bastl (#241) 6-3, 6-4 [R1,56] L.Paes d. M.Rosset (#43) 6-3, 6-0 [R2,32] L.Paes d. S.Bruguera (#107) 6-1, 6-2 [R3,16] L.Paes d. P.Sampras (#2) 6-3, 6-4 [QF] G.Ivanisevic (#16) d. L.Paes 6-2, 6-4 * Paes/Bhupathi lose in the second round after a first round bye [R2] W.Arthurs/P.Tramacchi d. LP/MB 6-3, 6-3
Aug 24 - Aug 30 HuggyBear non-ATP exhibition (week's notes)
Aug 31 - Sep 13 US Open, hardcourt, 5.0M (Notes: Week1, Week2) [R1,132] A.O'Brien (#122) d. L.Paes 7-5, 6-3, 7-6(7) * Paes/Bhupathi lose in the semifinals (4th time in the last 5 grand slams) [D R1] LP/MB d. F.Meligeni/M.Puerta 7-5, 7-6(5) [D R2] LP/MB d. K.Braasch/M.Ondruska 6-2, 6-4 [D R3] LP/MB d. L.Bale/D.Sapsford 6-0, 6-2 [D QF] LP/MB d. L.Lobo/S.Sanchez 6-3, 6-3 [D SF] S.Stolle/C.Suk (#15) d. LP/MB 6-3, 7-6(4) * Paes and Rika Hiraki lose in the first round of mixed doubles [MXD R1] R.Micquillan/D.MacPherson d. LP/RH 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Sep 14 - Sep 20 Off-week (week's notes)
Sep 21 - Sep 27 Davis Cup at Nottingham UK (week's notes) GBR d. INDIA 3-2 GBR advances to world group 1999, India relegated to Asia-Oceania Group-I. [Match-5] Bhupathi d. Chris Wilkinson 6-3, 6-4 [Match-4] Paes lost to T.Henman 6-7(3), 2-6, 6-7(5) [Match-3] Paes/Bhupathi d. N.Broad/T.Henman 7-6(2), 6-3, 7-6(3) [Match-2] Mahesh Bhupathi lost to Tim Henman 6-4, 3-6, 3-6, 3-6 [Match-1] Leander Paes lost to Greg Rusedski 6-2, 3-6, 6-3, 2-6, 9-11
Sep 28 - Oct 4 Off-week (week's notes)
Oct 4 - Oct 11 $315K Shanghai Heineken (week's notes) [R1, 32] L.Paes d. J.Van Lottum (#90) 6-3, 7-6(6) [R2, 16] 6-Ramon Delgado (#69) d. L.Paes 2-6, 6-3, 7-5 * Paes/Bhupathi win the doubles championship !! [R1] #1 LP-MB d. B.Ellwood/S.Sargsian 7-5, 6-4 [QF] LP-MB d. S.Schalken/ J.VanLottum 6-4, 6-3 [SF] LP-MB d. #3 P.Galbraith/B.Steven walkover [F] LP-MB d. #1 T.Woodbridge/M.Woodforde 6-4, 6-7(2), 7-6(4)
Oct 12 - Oct 18 $575K Singapore Heineken (week's notes) [R1, 32] M. Damm (#70) d. L.Paes 7-5, 6-1 * Paes/Bhupathi lose for first time in 12 regular ATP event finals [R1] #2 LP-MB d. M.Keil/T.J.Middleton 7-6, 7-5 [QF] LP-MB d. T.Ketola/L.Tieleman 6-3, 6-3 [SF] LP-MB d. A.Pavel/S.Sargsian 7-6(6), 6-4 [F] #1 T.Woodbridge/M.Woodforde d. LP-MB 6-2, 6-3
Oct 19 - Oct 25 $50K+H Hong Kong challenger (week's notes) [R1, 32] L.Paes d. T.Shimada (#685) 6-3, 6-4 [R2, 16] L.Paes d. R.Wassen (#151) 7-5, 6-4 [QF] M.Tebbut (#116) d. L.Paes 6-3, 6-3
Oct 27 - Nov 1 $2.4M Stuttgart Super 9 (week's notes) [R1] #3 LP-MB had a bye .. [R2] LP-MB d. Goellner-Prinosil 7-5, 6-3 [QF] LP-MB d. Kafelnikov/Vacek 6-4, 6-4 [SF] LP-MB d. O.Delaitre/F.Santoro 6-4, 6-4 [F] S.Lareau/A.O'Brien d. LP-MB 6-3, 3-6, 7-5
Nov 2 - Nov 8 $2.5M Paris Indoor Super 9 (week's notes) * Paes/Bhupathi win doubles championship ! [R1] #3 seed LP-MB had a bye [R2] LP-MB d. S.Lareau/A.O'Brien 7-6(4), 6-2 [QF] LP-MB d. #6 S.Stolle/C.Suk 6-4, 6-3 [SF] LP-MB d. R.Reneberg/J.Stark 6-2, 6-3 [F] LP-MB d. #1 J.Eltingh/P.Haarhuis 6-4, 6-2
Nov 9 - Nov 15 $800K Stockholm Open, I.Carpet (week's notes) [R1, 32] V. Spadea (#44) d. L.Paes 7-6(1), 6-1 * Paes/Bhupathi lose in the semis (LP injured - hip fatigue injury) [R1] LP-MB d. (Q)G.Grant/M.Wakefield 6-4, 6-4 [QF] LP-MB d. W.Ferreira-M.Goellner 6-2, 6-4 [SF] C.Haggard/P.Nyborg d. LP-MB 4-6, 6-4, 6-4
Nov 16- Nov 22 $800K Hartford ATP, I.Carpet (week's notes) [RR-1] D.Johnson/F.Montana d. LP-MB 6-3, 5-7, 6-7(4) [RR-2] S.Stolle/C.Suk 6-4, 3-6, 4-6 [RR-3] LP-MB withdrew (LP heel injury) from M.Knowles/D.Nestor match LP-MB finish the year as #2 in the world and shared $75K as courtside bonus for that..
Nov 23 - Jan 3 Six weeks rest LP healing the hip fatigue injury and the heel injury. In crutches for 3 weeks. Misses Asian Games, Bangkok. See weekly notes for week 1, week 2, week 3, week 4, week 5, week 6.
Last Update: Dec 21, 1998. R. Jayakrishnan